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Ceruloplasmin

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Formal name: Ceruloplasmin, serum
Related tests: Copper

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To measure the amount of ceruloplasmin in the blood; to help diagnose Wilson disease; sometimes to help identify conditions associated with copper deficiencies

When to Get Tested?

When you have jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, behavioral changes, tremors, or other symptoms that a health practitioner thinks may be due to Wilson disease or, rarely, to copper deficiency; at intervals when monitoring is recommended

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None